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America's Toughest Immigration Court

December 12, 2016 (1 min read)

Christie Thompson, Dec. 12, 2016 - "Stewart, and the adjoining immigration court that determines the fate of all its detainees, has the highest deportation rate in the country. That’s in part because the detainees at Stewart are among the least likely to find an immigration attorney. Lawyers simply don’t live anywhere near Lumpkin, and few are willing to take the hours-long trek to meet with clients — clients who, for the most part, can’t afford their services. Last year, less than 2 percent of the men at Stewart won their cases."